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US Airways Reports Record December Load Factor



                US Airways Reports Record December Load Factor

PR Newswire

TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 4, 2013

TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC)
today announced December, fourth quarter and full-year 2012 traffic results.
Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 5.0 billion, up 1.3
percent versus December 2011. Mainline capacity was 6.0 billion available seat
miles (ASMs), down 0.2 percent versus December 2011. Mainline passenger load
factor was a record 83.1 percent for the month of December, up 1.2 points
versus December 2011.

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US Airways' President Scott Kirby said, "Our December consolidated (mainline
and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased
approximately four percent versus the same period last year. I would like to
thank and congratulate our team of 32,000 employees for doing an outstanding
job of taking care of our customers in 2012 while setting numerous operating
records, including on-time departures and arrivals, completion factor, and
baggage handling. We look forward to continuing this trend into the New Year
and beyond."

As reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation, US Airways' preliminary
on-time performance was 82.8 percent for the month of December with a
completion factor of 99.3 percent. 

The following summarizes US Airways Group's traffic results for the month,
fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, consisting of
mainline-operated flights as well as US Airways Express flights operated by
wholly owned subsidiaries PSA Airlines and Piedmont Airlines.

US Airways Mainline
DECEMBER
                                        2012        2011        Change
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                             3,888,164   3,801,130   2.3     %
   Atlantic                             651,000     695,605     (6.4)   %
   Latin                                433,241     413,144     4.9     %
   Total Mainline Revenue Passenger     4,972,405   4,909,879   1.3     %
   Miles
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                             4,588,632   4,561,746   0.6     %
   Atlantic                             849,255     918,754     (7.6)   %
   Latin                                547,321     515,494     6.2     %
   Total Mainline Available Seat Miles  5,985,208   5,995,994   (0.2)   %
Mainline Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                             84.7        83.3        1.4     pts
   Atlantic                             76.7        75.7        1.0     pts
   Latin                                79.2        80.1        (0.9)   pts
   Total Mainline Load Factor           83.1        81.9        1.2     pts
Mainline Enplanements
   Domestic                             3,931,176   3,896,288   0.9     %
   Atlantic                             159,445     171,417     (7.0)   %
   Latin                                311,372     304,397     2.3     %
   Total Mainline Enplanements          4,401,993   4,372,102   0.7     %
QUARTER TO DATE  
                                        2012        2011        Change
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                             11,620,687  11,114,145  4.6     %
   Atlantic                             2,164,499   2,296,835   (5.8)   %
   Latin                                1,087,117   1,067,347   1.9     %
   Total Mainline Revenue Passenger     14,872,303  14,478,327  2.7     %
   Miles
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                             13,415,715  13,126,185  2.2     %
   Atlantic                             2,777,855   2,969,489   (6.5)   %
   Latin                                1,352,462   1,323,028   2.2     %
   Total Mainline Available Seat Miles  17,546,032  17,418,702  0.7     %
Mainline Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                             86.6        84.7        1.9     pts
   Atlantic                             77.9        77.3        0.6     pts
   Latin                                80.4        80.7        (0.3)   pts
   Total Mainline Load Factor           84.8        83.1        1.7     pts
Mainline Enplanements
   Domestic                             12,027,673  11,779,280  2.1     %
   Atlantic                             533,680     566,907     (5.9)   %
   Latin                                789,228     789,907     (0.1)   %
   Total Mainline Enplanements          13,350,581  13,136,094  1.6     %
YEAR TO DATE
                                        2012        2011        Change
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                             46,662,335  45,087,640  3.5     %
   Atlantic                             10,741,122  10,792,122  (0.5)   %
   Latin                                5,032,878   4,899,106   2.7     %
   Total Mainline Revenue Passenger     62,436,335  60,778,868  2.7     %
   Miles
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                             54,508,319  53,155,839  2.5     %
   Atlantic                             13,604,210  13,453,752  1.1     %
   Latin                                6,098,560   5,993,474   1.8     %
   Total Mainline Available Seat Miles  74,211,089  72,603,065  2.2     %
Mainline Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                             85.6        84.8        0.8     pts
   Atlantic                             79.0        80.2        (1.2)   pts
   Latin                                82.5        81.7        0.8     pts
   Total Mainline Load Factor           84.1        83.7        0.4     pts
Mainline Enplanements
   Domestic                             47,928,705  46,656,489  2.7     %
   Atlantic                             2,643,706   2,663,244   (0.7)   %
   Latin                                3,705,464   3,639,075   1.8     %
   Total Mainline Enplanements          54,277,875  52,958,808  2.5     %
Notes:  
1) Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the domestic
   results.
2) Latin numbers include the Caribbean.

 

US Airways Express (Piedmont Airlines, PSA Airlines)
DECEMBER
                                           2012      2011      Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                                209,664   181,696   15.4   %
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                                279,142   255,682   9.2    %
Express Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                                75.1      71.1      4.0    pts
Express Enplanements
   Domestic                                690,830   634,160   8.9    %
QUARTER TO DATE
                                           2012      2011      Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                                641,080   572,758   11.9   %
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                                831,189   773,879   7.4    %
Express Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                                77.1      74.0      3.1    pts
Express Enplanements
   Domestic                                2,127,243 1,985,558 7.1    %
YEAR TO DATE
                                           2012      2011      Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                                2,444,111 2,298,451 6.3    %
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                                3,299,122 3,152,186 4.7    %
Express Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                                74.1      72.9      1.2    pts
Express Enplanements
   Domestic                                8,246,941 7,895,309 4.5    %
Notes:  
1) Canada is included in domestic results.

    

Consolidated US Airways Group, Inc.
DECEMBER
                                            2012        2011       Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                                 4,097,828   3,982,826  2.9    %
   Atlantic                                 651,000     695,605    (6.4)  %
   Latin                                    433,241     413,144    4.9    %
   Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger     5,182,069   5,091,575  1.8    %
   Miles
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                                 4,867,774   4,817,428  1.0    %
   Atlantic                                 849,255     918,754    (7.6)  %
   Latin                                    547,321     515,494    6.2    %
   Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles  6,264,350   6,251,676  0.2    %
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                                 84.2        82.7       1.5    pts
   Atlantic                                 76.7        75.7       1.0    pts
   Latin                                    79.2        80.1       (0.9)  pts
   Total Consolidated Load Factor           82.7        81.4       1.3    pts
Consolidated Enplanements
   Domestic                                 4,622,006   4,530,448  2.0    %
   Atlantic                                 159,445     171,417    (7.0)  %
   Latin                                    311,372     304,397    2.3    %
   Total Consolidated Enplanements          5,092,823   5,006,262  1.7    %
QUARTER TO DATE  
                                            2012        2011       Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                                 12,261,767  11,686,903 4.9    %
   Atlantic                                 2,164,499   2,296,835  (5.8)  %
   Latin                                    1,087,117   1,067,347  1.9    %
   Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger     15,513,383  15,051,085 3.1    %
   Miles
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                                 14,246,904  13,900,064 2.5    %
   Atlantic                                 2,777,855   2,969,489  (6.5)  %
   Latin                                    1,352,462   1,323,028  2.2    %
   Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles  18,377,221  18,192,581 1.0    %
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                                 86.1        84.1       2.0    pts
   Atlantic                                 77.9        77.3       0.6    pts
   Latin                                    80.4        80.7       (0.3)  pts
   Total Consolidated Load Factor           84.4        82.7       1.7    pts
Consolidated Enplanements
   Domestic                                 14,154,916  13,764,838 2.8    %
   Atlantic                                 533,680     566,907    (5.9)  %
   Latin                                    789,228     789,907    (0.1)  %
   Total Consolidated Enplanements          15,477,824  15,121,652 2.4    %
YEAR TO DATE
                                            2012        2011       Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                                 49,106,446  47,386,091 3.6    %
   Atlantic                                 10,741,122  10,792,122 (0.5)  %
   Latin                                    5,032,878   4,899,106  2.7    %
   Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger     64,880,446  63,077,319 2.9    %
   Miles
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                                 57,807,441  56,308,025 2.7    %
   Atlantic                                 13,604,210  13,453,752 1.1    %
   Latin                                    6,098,560   5,993,474  1.8    %
   Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles  77,510,211  75,755,251 2.3    %
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                                 84.9        84.2       0.7    pts
   Atlantic                                 79.0        80.2       (1.2)  pts
   Latin                                    82.5        81.7       0.8    pts
   Total Consolidated Load Factor           83.7        83.3       0.4    pts
Consolidated Enplanements
   Domestic                                 56,175,646  54,551,798 3.0    %
   Atlantic                                 2,643,706   2,663,244  (0.7)  %
   Latin                                    3,705,464   3,639,075  1.8    %
   Total Consolidated Enplanements          62,524,816  60,854,117 2.7    %
Notes:  
1) Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the domestic
   results.
2) Latin numbers include the Caribbean.

US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates
more than 3,000 flights per day and serves 195 communities in the U.S.,
Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South
America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals
worldwide, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a
member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than
21,900 daily flights to 1,329 airports in 194 countries. Together with its US
Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million
passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and
Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington
National Airport. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented
US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of
the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the
area of technical operations. Military Times Edge magazine named US Airways as
a Best of Vets employer in 2011 and 2012. US Airways was, for the third year
in a row, the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work
for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report. The airline also earned
a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for
six consecutive years. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of
companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender employees and customers. For more company information visit
usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways.
(LCCT)

Forward Looking Statements

Certain of the statements contained or referred to herein are "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as
"may," "will," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate,"
"plan," "project," "could," "should," "would," "continue" and similar terms
used in connection with statements regarding, among others, the outlook,
expected fuel costs, revenue and pricing environment, and expected financial
performance and liquidity position of the Company. Such statements include,
but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating
results, the Company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, and
other statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based
upon the current beliefs and expectations of the Company's management and are
subject to significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's
actual results and financial position to differ materially from these
statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the
following: the impact of significant operating losses in the future; downturns
in economic conditions and their impact on passenger demand, booking practices
and related revenues; the impact of the price and availability of fuel and
significant disruptions in the supply of aircraft fuel; competitive practices
in the industry, including the impact of industry consolidation; increased
costs of financing, a reduction in the availability of financing and
fluctuations in interest rates; the Company's high level of fixed obligations
and ability to fund general corporate requirements, obtain additional
financing and respond to competitive developments; any failure to comply with
the liquidity covenants contained in financing arrangements; provisions in
credit card processing and other commercial agreements that may affect the
Company's liquidity; the impact of union disputes, employee strikes and other
labor-related disruptions; the inability to maintain labor costs at
competitive levels; interruptions or disruptions in service at one or more of
the Company's hub airports or focus city; regulatory changes affecting the
allocation of slots; the Company's reliance on third-party regional operators
or third-party service providers; the Company's reliance on and costs, rights
and functionality of third-party distribution channels, including those
provided by global distribution systems, conventional travel agents and online
travel agents; changes in government regulation; the impact of changes to the
Company's business model the loss of key personnel or inability to attract and
retain qualified personnel; the impact of conflicts overseas or terrorist
attacks, and the impact of ongoing security concerns; the Company's ability to
operate and grow its route network; the impact of environmental regulation;
the Company's reliance on technology and automated systems and the impact of
any failure or disruption of, or delay in, these technologies or systems;
costs of ongoing data security compliance requirements and the impact of any
significant data security breach; the impact of any accident involving the
Company's aircraft or the aircraft of its regional operators; delays in
scheduled aircraft deliveries or other loss of anticipated fleet capacity; the
Company's dependence on a limited number of suppliers for aircraft, aircraft
engines and parts; the Company's ability to operate profitably out of
Philadelphia International Airport; the impact of weather conditions and
seasonality of airline travel; the impact of possible future increases in
insurance costs or reductions in available insurance coverage; the impact of
global events that affect travel behavior, such as an outbreak of a contagious
disease; the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; the
Company's ability to use NOLs and certain other tax attributes; and other
risks and uncertainties listed from time to time in the Company's reports to
and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). There may be
other factors not identified above of which the Company is not currently aware
that may affect matters discussed in the forward-looking statements, and may
also cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed. The
Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or supplement any
forward-looking statement to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or
changes in other factors affecting such estimates other than as required by
law. Additional factors that may affect the future results of the Company are
set forth in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Report on
Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 and in the Company's other
filings with the SEC, which are available at www.usairways.com.

SOURCE US Airways

Website: http://www.usairways.com
Contact: US Airways, Dan Cravens, +1-480-693-5729
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